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Characterization of Rabbit Anti-Fetal Thymus Serum

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Title:Characterization of Rabbit Anti-Fetal Thymus Serum
Authors:Sakuma, Janice
Contributors:Hokama, Yoshitsugi (advisor)
Biology (department)
Date Issued:15 Jan 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:A remarkably versatile and adaptive process exists in animals in which an organism is able to recognize foreign materials and neutralize it by producing an "antibody" specific to the foreign particle, thereby preventing injury or damage to its metabolism (3). This foreign substance is called an antigen (Ag) and has two properties. The antigen is immunogenic, capable of stimulating the formation of corresponding antibodies (Ab), and it is specific in its ability to react with these antibodies. The other substance, antibody, refers to the proteins that form in response to an Ag and reacts specifically with that Ag. All antibodies belong to a group of serum proteins called immunoglobulins (Ig).
Pages/Duration:iv, 44 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/32040
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